Re: First call for votes for the Lenny release GR
On Wed, Dec 17, 2008, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> I do not think I meant proposed as in formal proposals to be
> voted upon. I meant splitting up votes for the same issue which leads
> to the results being gamed.
This is an hypothetical case you're making; most people think the
issues are orthogonal.
We can discuss various ways our voting system can be gamed; I'm
concerned by the way it just was.
> Say, for example, we do split up the votes. And the winning
> options of different votes contradict. Which takes precedence? If it is
> the latest vote, which vote is voted upon last? Can I withsraw an
> option, and put it to vote at the very end, to get an edge?
People can try gaming each vote or a group of votes or the voting
system; we'll see on a case by case basis.
> Why is having an omnibus vote now, and a vote on option #4 and
> option #6 in January any worse than arbitarily splitting votes? (We
> could stipulate that actions on the january votes apply only after
> lenny releases, to prevent people trying to game the lenny release).
I don't think proposing a change to the proposed resolutions (that
they'd apply after lenny) has anything to do with the fact that we vote
on them separately or on a single ballot.
One reason it's worse is that we will effectively take only one
decision instead of at least 3 or 4.